Split Power Engine
The Split Power Engine is a new era digital combustion engine. Originally designed specifically for the flying car, the Split Power Engine is designed to also vertically lift multi-passenger air ships, supply rotational force to utilities for electric supply, for business and home backup generators, for portable electricity generation, and for hybrid gas-electric cars and eVTOLs. 50% efficiency means that less fuel is burned, less pollution, and more power (through increased fuel usage but less than current engines).
Combustion Engine Overview
Combustion engines are essentially devices in which internally contained explosions are used to create rotational power. There are essentially 3 main engine types which are in production. The 4 stroke engine which involves all cars and propeller planes, the turbine engine which involves electricity generators and all jet aircrafts and the Wankel rotary engine in limited applications. 100% efficient engine means that 100% of the potential power trapped in gasoline can be converted into rotational power. A 100% efficient engine is, more or less, not possible, 86% is considered the maximum theoretical power, 73% is calculated to be a practical limit, while 50%, simple cycle is considered market changing. Simple cycle means that the exhaust is not used in other ways such as heating a building. The 4 stroke engine is 25 to 35% efficient, the turbine engine 30 to 40% and the Wankel rotary engine 15 to 25%. As one can see, moving from 25% to 50% efficiency is a doubling of efficiency. Such could cut oil consumption in half.
Because vertical aircrafts consume more fuel in takeoff than runway based aircrafts during vertical liftoff, the Split Power Engine’s 50% target efficiency will allow these elevated fuel consumption rates to be neutralized.